Do you have a tornado plan?

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Spring is finally here (!) and it’s exciting for many different reasons. Some people look

forward to the extra hour of sunshine at the end of the day. For others, it kicks off baseball season. Gardening, green grass, and the general feeling of things coming alive are also happy spring things. For us in the Midwest, we also know that spring kicks off tornado season. In light of the recent bad weather, it’s time to check out your tornado preparedness. Please ...

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Seth Rogen Speaks before Congress about Alzheimers

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In case you missed it last week, Seth Rogen, funny man associated with movies such as Knowcked Up, Superbad, and Funny People, was allowed to speak as an expert to Congress about his personal experience with Alzheimer’s when he watched his mother-in-law (a teacher for 35 years) proceed from silly memory lapses to being unable to speak by the age of 60. As a result, Rogen started a new charity, Hilarity for Charity, to encourage ...

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Winter – Spring and aallllll the temperatures in between

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Mother Natures gets a little moody this time of year, doesn’t she? A week ago we were frozen cherriesexperiencing freezing rain and drizzle, today it’s 75 degrees. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but if you are caring for a senior loved one, there are a couple things to keep in mind:

  1. Check the temperature of their house before you leave. While it’s 75 degrees during the day, it might still drop below ...
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Senior Care Part 1: What is involved?

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As people reach a certain age range, they tend to develop limitations in their functions and shot of a beautiful daughter pushing her elderly fathercapabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, oftentimes assistance from someone else becomes necessary. Asking for help can be difficult and depending on others for  physical assistance can be uncomfortable.  It is important to ...

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Becoming Gandalf

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In the classic books, The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf was the wise old wizard that guided the LOTR 6heroic party through to success.  While we don’t have real Gandalfs in our lives, you may be able to remember when you were young that wise elder statesman that you looked up to and revered because they were a source ...

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A quick guide to Hospice Care pt. 2

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In our last blog post, we told you about what Hospice does. In this post we are going to discuss choosing a Hospice.

Your first question might be about finding a Hospice care.

Here are some suggestions as to where to start:

  • Local resources: check with your doctor, nurse, or discharge planner.
  • State resources: Organizations register through the State to so they are eligible to receive funding. Check your phone book or online yellow pages. If you are in Texas, ...
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Caregiving at home

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Opting for elderly care at home entails various safety considerations on your part to ensure that grandmother with cat on her handsyou are not posing any threat to their health and safety. Due to the lack of coordination and reduced sensitivity to their environment, elderly individuals sometimes lack the capacity to assess the their environment about whether it poses hazard to ...

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